Category Archives: Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Due to Asbestos Exposure is On the Rise –Everything You Need to Know

Everyone has seen a TV ad for mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure.  These ads, often from firms that don’t even do asbestos litigation, have made mesothelioma the most well-known form of asbestos disease.  However, many people are unaware that a variety of other lung cancers are caused by asbestos. Lung Cancer Facts and Figures Lung cancer is one of the deadliest forms of cancer around, with five-year survival rates ranging from 49% to 1% depending on the form and stage of the cancer. (1) It is also the leading cause of cancer deaths for men and women, with one quarter of cancer deaths caused by lung cancer. (2) As the second most common cancer affecting both men and women, lung cancer represents one of the most widespread forms of the disease, making up 14% of annual cancer diagnoses in the United States. Estimations for 2016 predicted around…
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Lung Cancer Due to Asbestos Exposure

Lung cancer is one of America’s biggest killers. With tens of thousands of death each year attributed to lung cancer, and thousands more diagnoses of the disease made each year, it’s safe to say that it is one of the deadliest forms of cancer out there. There are various causes of lung cancer, with asbestos exposure being a prime culprit.  Asbestos-induced lung cancer usually develops through prolonged exposure to the mineral asbestos.  It is responsible for thousands of deaths each year. The History of Lung Cancer and Asbestos Asbestos is naturally occurring mineral that has been used in various industries for centuries. Because slaves often mined asbestos in Roman times, the Romans referred to asbestos-related lung problems as “slaves’ disease.” Beginning in the 1930s, American industry became acutely aware of the dangers of asbestos lung cancer.  Studies quickly confirmed what researchers had theorized, with the many independent research papers confirming…
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I Developed Cancer after Being Exposed to Asbestos at Work. Can I File a Lawsuit?

Has your employer exposed you directly to asbestos? Have your family members suffered from secondhand asbestos exposure? You should take action, as this could have a profound effect on your health and the health of your loved ones. If you have been exposed to asbestos, you should file a complaint with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and make sure your health was not compromised, as exposure can result in mesothelioma and other forms of cancer, including stomach cancer, throat cancer or kidney cancer. In our blogs, we like to discuss asbestos cases making the news nationally, where employees or people in the public are exposed to materials in a careless fashion. Many people who have worked on construction or maintenance projects have been exposed to asbestos due to the number of older buildings that contain the material. This was especially true in the case of several inmates who were allowed…
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